The RA handles any issues that may arise on the hall. When issues such as roommate
conflicts occur and you and your roommate are not able to resolve it yourselves,
you are asked to speak with you RA. Your RA will talk with you and your roommate
separately to get each of your perspectives. Your RA is there to facilitate a conversation.
Your RA will then meet with you and your roommate in a neutral location such as
the RA’s room. Both you and your roommate will get to discuss your side of the story
and will generate suggestions as to how to fix the problem. Your roommate contract
will also be discussed and any violations to it will be noted.
The purpose of an RA mediation is not to determine who is right and who is wrong,
but instead it is for the RA to act as an impartial third party who can hopefully
get both you and your roommate to talk about the issues in a safe environment. Through
this conversation, you should be able to come up with compromises and find ways
to continue to live together.
If the situation is not able to be mediated (based off your RAs perspective), then
your RA will suggest that you all contact a member of the Residence Life and Housing
Professional Staff. In these cases, the Office of Residence Life and Housing reserves
the right to do the any of the following: